Tickets 'affordable and accessible': Sharad Pawar

Updated: 01 June 2010 09:03 IST

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Central Organising Committee met in Mumbai and approved the first phase of ticket sales for the tournament.

Mumbai:

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Central Organising Committee (COC), chaired by ICC Vice-President Sharad Pawar, met in Mumbai on Tuesday and approved the first phase of ticket sales for the event - less than nine months out from the tournament.

Meeting at the Cricket Centre, Wankhede Stadium, the COC confirmed that in excess of 100,000 tickets were being released for the first phase of online ticket sales and the prices began at as low as 20c USD.

Sharad Pawar said afterwards: "The prices confirm the promise we made that the tickets would be affordable and accessible.

"I am sure that cricket lovers in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka as well as those from around the world will be excited at the prospect of being able to plan their trips to the matches in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 and be a part of the Cup that Counts."

The ticket system has been developed by Kyazoonga.com and the technology will, from 1 July 2010, allow spectators to pick tickets for specific teams and venues and will even be able to see exactly where their seat is situated within the ground.

The 43-day tournament will be played across 13 venues in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and ends with the final on April 2 at Mumbai's Wankhede stadium.

Topics : Cricket Kevin Pietersen
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